WordPress Job Board Script

Published on May 26, 2008   //  Development

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Up until now the easiest way to add a job board to your blog was to use a service like JobCoin but your visitors had to pay to post jobs. If you were a ProBlogger you could have a custom job board script built for you. Thanks to our staff now you will not need to worry about that. You can add a job board to your site now just by installing our BlueFur WordPress Job Board script.

Installation

  1. Download the zip file.
  2. Unzip the files and upload them to a folder where you want the job board.
  3. Create a MySQL database, a user for the database and add the user to the database.
  4. Open the jobs.mysql using notepad and do a Find & Replace for jobs.bluefur.com with your own domain where the job board will end up. Be sure to save the file before proceeding to the next step.
  5. Using PHPmyadmin import the jobs.mysql file into the database you just created.
  6. Edit your wp-config.php file to use the database name, database user and database password that you created above.
  7. Login to to the wp-admin (yourdomain.com/somefolder/wp-amin/) with username: admin and password: password.
  8. Update your admin login details and change any settings you require.

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We’ve decided to make this script Open Source and release under the GNU General Public License version 3. This means you can download the script and use it how you want.

Future Releases

I am thinking that an ecommerce version would be a good add-on for this script. You could then charge people through PayPal to post a job.

Problems?

Post any problems you have in the comments.

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19 Comments to “WordPress Job Board Script”

  • Nice idea! Now to think of how to put it to use.

  • Looks awesome guys!

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  • Hi,

    I’d like to integrate this on to my site. I tried Jobberbase but it’s caused countless problems along the way!

    If you do come up with a Paypal script, please keep me posted!!

    Also, how easy is it to customise this with WordPress themes, different colours etc?

  • Customization would require some good knowledge of blog themes. If you have that you should find it easy to modify. If not then you should look for a designer who does blog themes.

  • I think I can manage it, but I’m really keen to see the paypal plugin when you finally finish it, so pls keep me posted.

    Are there any sites you know that have used this plugin?

  • I uploaded everything and when I go to my wp-admin page … it redirects to your wp-admin page ???

  • Did you import the database and edit the wp-config?

  • yes I did

  • I just tried uploading it all again and re-installing it in a different directory and it’s still doing the same thing .. just FYI

  • Link to the install?

  • http://jobs.darin.cc

  • Gary,

    I think I found it … in the mysql file … all of your site information is in the DB … wp-options …. I’m guessing it’s not supposed to be there!

    You might want to check that.

    Darin

  • I installed it in a subdirectory and the main page works, but none of the links do. If I click on post job etc. I get a blank page. Am I doing something wrong? I’d really appreciate any help…Thanks.

    Note…I changed my url to the correct one in the wordpress admin section, imported the .mysql file and changed the wp-config file.

  • Do you have a link to the install?

  • I got it to work…thanks anyway.

  • I can’t get page templates to work with the job script. Is there some way around this bug?

  • Hi,

    I wanted to find out how the job script can work with WordPress themes – I am of the impression that the jobscript can’t be embedded in a current website (and have the job listings show up), is this right? I wanted to add pages and a blog like you would a normal site, but when I do this from the backend nothing shows up!

    I know someone who tried to work on the CSS that comes with the job script and they ran out of space when designing – is this the norm?

    If anyone has examples of highly customised sites that have used this jobscipt, it would be really good to see them!

  • The instructions on this page have been updated to fix the issue of the login page being pushed back to our site.

    You need to be sure to update our domain in the mysql file to be yours and not jobs.bluefur.com.